U Cambridge, University College London, and Imperial College London share in first investments from Apollo fund

By | February 27th, 2017|UK/England|

Stevenage-based Apollo was established in January 2016 by AstraZeneca – now headquartered in Cambridge – GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the technology transfer offices of Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Cambridge.

It supports the translation of ground-breaking academic science from within these universities into innovative new drug discovery programmes and […]

Enterprise Ireland announces €1m in start-up funding for international entrepreneurs and recent graduates 

By | February 27th, 2017|Ireland, State or Government|

Two Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competitions worth a total of €1 million in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to international entrepreneurs and recent graduates on Wednesday, March 8.

Up to twenty successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000 each. The […]

Australian government signs university research and innovation/Tech Transfer agreement with Israel

By | February 27th, 2017|Australia, Israel, State or Government|

The Australian and Israeli governments have signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation in technological innovation, research, and development that will allow Australian companies to take advantage of opportunities in Israel’s biotechnology, IT, and R&D sectors.

 In a statement, recently appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos said the agreement is “great news” as […]

U Nevada faculty advises Ozmen Ventures in launching a $5 million fund to spark local entrepreneurial ecosystem

By | February 27th, 2017|Nevada, New Fund Announcement, Venture Capital|

Ozmen Ventures has announced its launch as one of the first early-stage investment funds in northern Nevada. Founded by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, owners of Sparks-based Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a global aerospace and defense company, the fund aims to invest in young and dynamic local startups and cultivate the […]

Shaw University, Carolina Small Business Development Fund Open Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

By | February 27th, 2017|North Carolina|

Officials from Shaw University and Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF) launch an entrepreneurship center aimed at expanding small business development and economic empowerment within Southeast Raleigh and beyond.

The mission of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center is to provide an ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs that will foster innovation and help them establish and […]

Why University City Science Center is betting big on these 3 health projects

By | February 23rd, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Pennsylvania|

Three promising technologies that seek to improve the efficacy of medical care earned a big boost from the University City Science Center on Monday, with a total of $600,000 in research grants announced through the center’s QED Proof of Concept Program.

Preoperative planning and alignment of long-bone fractures may be improved, and then surgeries go […]

Duke U, Viking Therapeutics and PoC Capital Enter Agreement to Fund Clinical Development 

By | February 23rd, 2017|Corporate, North Carolina|

Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (“Viking”) (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced an agreement with PoC Capital, LLC to fund Viking’s initial clinical development of VK2809 in glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia).  Viking […]

UMass Amherst creates venture fund to support innovation, job growth in Western Massachusetts

By | February 23rd, 2017|*Fund Types, Massachusetts, Venture Fund|

The University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes maroon will soon not only symbolize the campus colors but also innovation.

University officials announced this week the formation of the Maroon Venture Partners Fund, a new effort to support entrepreneurship among alumni, faculty and students.

“UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth’s flagship, plays a crucial role in the state’s […]

These four tech startups received crucial capital from a UPenn student-run fund

By | February 23rd, 2017|Pennsylvania, Student Funds|

A student-run innovation fund has already provided capital to launch four Penn startups this year, and it’s only the beginning of second semester.

The Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund gives grants ranging from $500-$2000 to startups that involve technology in some way, College senior […]

University of ArkansasWalton College Entrepreneurial Fund Created to Bolster Student Start-Ups

By | February 23rd, 2017|Arkansas, Student Funds|

University of Arkansas alumna Janet Ryan Stegall and her husband, Bob, believe entrepreneurship inspires innovation and creativity. To support entrepreneurship efforts at the university, the Dallas couple made a $100,000 gift to create the Janet Ryan Stegall and Bob Stegall Entrepreneurship Fund in the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

Janet Ryan Stegall is a native […]